The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, made the announcement at a meeting of the National Economic Council held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday. The meeting was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
Mustapha said he would chair the burial committee with the Anambra State Government and the Ekwueme’s family fully represented. He, however, did not name other members of the committee.
Meanwhile, the government has opened a condolence register at the reception area of the Presidential Villa in honour of the late Ekwueme.
At the end of the council meeting which lasted five hours, Osinbajo led governors as well as other senior government officials to sign the condolence register.
During the meeting, the governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the conduct of free and fair governorship election in the state.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Osinbajo, Laolu Akande told State House Correspondents, that Obiano gave the commendation under Any Other during the council’s meeting. Culled from Punch